I've been reading about mod_rewrite and feel almost ready to implement it on one of my sites. I do have one last question, and an answer would make me feel much better about starting with this...
So I understand that the user will type in something friendly in the address bar (me.com/name/id), and Apache will still process it with the usual me.com?name=xxx&id=zz
But... what happens if I forget to change one of the links in my old code, and they click on one directing to me.com?name=xxx&id=zz?
Do you normally write 2 sets of rules, one for the user, and one for the links that already exist?
I'd appreciate some feedback on best practices. Thanks!